That is what they say whoever they are and I have decided for one to listen.
I have a new venture which is rather scary if I am honest, I have space in a shop to sell the things I make .. eeeeeeeek it is a place to show case my art too .. Big eeeek.
I have never really had the self confidence in anything I do, I just do it because I enjoy it, or I make things because I cannot afford to buy the pretty things I like. The thing is money has always been an issue so I am self taught in everything that I do and make. I never advertise my skills and do not actually think of them as skills. I often get told off for ‘under pricing’ things that I make too *sigh*
So when this opportunity came up I did what I do not usually do and say yes, only this time I am actually going ahead with it and keep up with it. At the minute I am using old stock to get it out of the way, and I have plans on making more things, I have also noticed how I put things off to try and make me fail. I do this a lot as I am battling against my fear of failure .. If I fail myself then I have something to blame other than failing because I am actually shit. Yeah thanks to my upbringing for those issues, cheers guys. This is what I fight against every single day, it affects everything I do, including parenting, cooking, writing, hooping yes in fact I think it affects me with everything I do. I no longer ruminate on these feelings and it is part of my ongoing change of life emotional freedom stance that I do every single day, no matter how hard. There are some things I still need to do that I keep on forgetting to do, like signs, business cards etc and think it is rather amusing that at the age I am and with the advice and help I give others regarding the emotional freedom I am still giving it to myself, at least I guess it makes it easier for me to relate to how others feel and understand how hard it can be at times.
Anyway back to the shop.. I have my own space there, I have already sold some things and it only opened today. I am trying not to worry about what other people think of my things, if they do not like them they do not have to buy them. So what am I selling?
At the moment it is just worry dolls and knitted things oh and some hoops. Things to come include some of my spell jars, jewellery, accessories, customised clothing, and some of my ‘darker’ things I make out of dead animal bits. These are going to have to wait I think until after Yule though as I need to put time into that after all … 9 days to go !!!!!